Character Deep Dive: Raidon from Used Books

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 20, 2024

Today’s Character Deep Dive is on an antagonist!

We’re looking at Raidon Yamamura from Used Books by the amazingly proliferate Vickie Boutwell!

Used Books is a crime-noir thriller involving the story of Kaida, an ex-assassin from a highly dangerous network of organized crime and the different people surrounding ...

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Panel By Panel: Workshop 'IWATSV': Part One

hpkomic at 3:11PM, July 19, 2024

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Panel by Panel, a periodic exploration of comic panels around The Duck. We return to our workshop series this week. First, some housekeeping.

The first workshop was spread across two posts; one to gather your thoughts and introduce the comic, and the second to cover ...

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More than just an NPC

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 13, 2024

I recently got married and for our honeymoon, my newly anointed husband convinced me that it would be more than well spent playing Baldur's Gate 3. For a whole week, we sequestered ourselves in the study, turned off our phones, rigged out our monitors and couch co-oped our way ...

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Art, Communication, and Comics

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 12, 2024

Comics are one of the most effective forms of art.
The most important part of all art is communication. It's often overlooked in favour of “meaning” but without the ability to effectively communicate that meaning, the meaning becomes meaningless. Concepts and manifestos are utterly inadequate because they usually become ...

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And 'Thologies

Banes at 12:00AM, July 11, 2024

The Anti Continuity

Last time I brought up the ‘standalone episode series’ and the ‘serialized episodes’ approach.

Used Books mentioned Anthologies, which is (kind of) the anti-continuity approach. I love anthologies, and have contributed to a few over the years.

Nothing but respect to The Twilight Zone, one of the ...

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Preachy Comics

Tantz_Aerine at 12:58AM, July 6, 2024

Last night I had an interesting conversation with one of my favorite creators (you know who you are) about what makes a webcomic (or comic, or movie, or book, anything applies) preachy. Preachy as in trying to force an agenda, or ideology, or outlook down the audience's throat whether ...

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Panel By Panel: Scripting (with examples!)

hpkomic at 3:53PM, July 5, 2024

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Panel by Panel, a periodic exploration of comic panels around The Duck. Last time, I asked about how you all scripted your comics and got a lot of interesting responses I wanted to run through here. So let’s run through all of them.

First ...

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Creator Interview: Paul Eberhardt

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 29, 2024

Finally! It's time for yet another Creator Interview, and as usual, I have the pleasure of interviewing one more fantastic DDer! This time it's Paul Eberhadt, a wonderful artist and comic creator with a unique style I could discern among many!

Paul already has a bio on his ...

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When Things Happen

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 22, 2024

I was going to do a Character Deep Dive yesterday, for you to read today. However it wasn't meant to be, because while I was making my analysis, my house alarm went off because some decided to try to break in. So enthusiastically that my shutters were shattered and ...

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Panel By Panel: How Do You Script?

hpkomic at 8:53PM, June 21, 2024

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Panel by Panel, a periodic exploration of comic panels around The Duck. As we established last time, this week I wanted to mix things up yet again by asking for examples of how you script your comics: namely panel directions.

If you can share your ...

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